This gap training in Electrical Engineering is a natural progression for electrical workers with an unrestricted electrician’s licence. Two years of relevant industry experience is recommended. Industrial experience assists student success but is not a barrier to entry.
This post-trade professional development course is aimed at those keen participants, who have completed UEE42611 Certificate IV in Hazardous Areas – Electrical or UEE40411 Certificate IV in Electrical – Instrumentation with PMV or other RTOs and are keen on learning and gaining electrical engineering competencies at the next level of complexity.
This qualification provides competencies to develop, select, commission, maintain and diagnose faults or malfunctions on advanced electrical equipment, solve electrical design problems with complex circuits, and power systems in a variety of industrial installations in the Australian mining, processing, oil and gas industries.
PMV delivers and assesses electrical courses in a logical sequence and holistic manner. Units of competency are divided into subject matter areas. These subject areas are developed into sections, starting from simple to more complex concepts, which are contextualised based on the industrial experience.
This course offers gap training for eligible participants to achieve UEE50411 – Diploma in Electrical Engineering.
It covers the fundamental principles of electrical engineering and practical skills: to select, install, terminate, fault find and maintain electrical installations; to diagnose faults or malfunctions on electrical equipment; to solve electrical design problems with complex circuits and power systems, in a variety of industrial installations.
The course includes: theory; samples of equipment; demonstrations; videos and hands-on calibration; setting up of field instruments; finding fault current in polyphase and DC circuits; writing engineering specifications; configuring and maintaining industrial Siemens control system networks; estimating and planning electrical projects and assessment exercises.
Part 1 – This professional development skill set training is delivered in 6 six days + Gap + 6 days + 6 days intensive format, including hands-on work on a purpose built industrial instrumentation skid and control system, in the following format:
- Class room delivery of required knowledge; design and fault finding in electrical polyphase and DC circuits; estimating and planning of electrical projects; including problem solving; demonstrations; videos and short answer questions. (70% weighting)
- Hands-on training and assessment including setting up and calibration of the field instruments; fault finding on DC and polyphase circuits; and, configuring and maintaining industrial Siemens control system networks. (30% weighting)
The following is covered in the hands-on practical exercises to develop competencies in electrical engineering at PMV:
- Selection and calibration of instruments;
- Desk based solving complex DC electrical and polyphase circuit problems;
- Estimating and planning of electrical projects;
- Loop testing from HMI and control systems on the purpose built industrial instrumentation skid; and,
Part 2 – This involves the verification of industry experience in an instrumentation workplace through completion of a “Previous Work Recognition” (PWR) form, from one or more supervisors/jobs:
- Your supervisor must be an instrumentation technician or instrumentation engineer with requisite field experience;
- The site/s must have facilities and equipment for participants to gain workplace/industry experience in the variety of electrical installations required;
- The field experience must be current i.e. within the last two years;
- Alternatively, you can get your industry experience verified from current or future job(s)/project(s).
Part 1 involves: in-class progressive assessment; short answer tests; hands-on exercises on calibration and setting up field devices; complex problems solving in DC and polyphase electrical circuits; estimating and planning electrical projects; configuring and maintaining industrial control system networks; and, fault current calculating exercises.
Successful completion of any individual subject assessment does not ensure the participant is competent in the unit of competency, unless the participant has also been found to be competent in practical assessments, including: UEENEEC003B, UEENEEE020B, UEENEEE110A, UEENEEG125A, UEENEEK152A, UEENEEE084A, UEENEEK132A, BSBWOR502B, UEENEEC005B, UEENEEC006B, UEENEEE125A, UEENEEG131A and UEENEEG149A. As such, students are not likely to achieve any unit of competency in the first contact delivery week.
PMV provides ongoing feedback. Where it is noticed that many students haven’t understood the topic, the PMV assessor will provide feedback to the PMV trainer to repeat that section of the delivery, prior to moving on to the next section. If there are one or two students who haven’t understood the topic, the PMV assessor will provide individual or small group coaching.
Part 2 involves: verification of previous and present work experience. Alternatively you can get weekly signing off on your current work experience.
The course will cover the following units of competency:
|UEENEEE084A||Write specifications for electrotechnology engineering projects|
|UEENEEK132A||Develop strategies to address environmental and sustainability issues in the energy sector|
|Group A Electives||Up to 180 points from the following units|
|BSBWOR502B||Ensure team effectiveness(60)|
|UEENEEC001B||Maintain documentation (CT 20)|
|UEENEEC002B||Source and purchase material/parts for installation or service jobs (20)|
|UEENEEC003B||Provide quotations for installation or service jobs (20)|
|UEENEEC010B||Deliver a service to customers (20)|
|UEENEED101A||Use computer applications relevant to a workplace (CT 20)|
|UEENEEE009B||Comply with scheduled and preventative maintenance program processes (20)|
|Group B Electives||(Maximum of 100 points)|
|UEENEED104A+||Use engineering applications software on personal computers (CT 40)|
|UEENEEI150A+||Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers (CT 60)|
|UEENEEM024A+||Install explosion-protected equipment and wiring systems — gas atmospheres (CT 60)|
|UEENEEM025A+||Install explosion-protected equipment and wiring systems — dust atmospheres (CT 60)|
|Group C Electives||Up to 100 points from the following units|
|UEENEEC005B||Estimate electrotechnology projects (40)|
|UEENEEI151A +||Develop, enter and verify word and analogue control programs for programmable logic controllers. (CT60)|
|Group D Electives||(minimum of 260 points from the following units)|
|UEENEEC006B||Prepare tender submissions for electrotechnology projects (60)|
|UEENEEG131A+||Evaluate performance of low voltage electrical apparatus (40)|
|UEENEEE125A+||Provide engineering solutions for problems in complex multiple path circuits (60)|
|UEENEEE126A+||Provide solutions to basic engineering computational problems (60)|
|UEENEEM036A+||Conduct a conformity assessment of explosion-protected equipment — gas atmospheres (40)|
|UEENEEM065A+||Conduct audit of hazardous areas installations — gas atmospheres (60)|
|UEENEEE110A||Develop and implement energy sector maintenance programs (60)|
Units shown with a ‘+’ in the preceding table have prerequisite units that must be met prior to, or concurrently with assessment of the related units. Some prerequisites are included in the gap training and the remainder can be achieved via credit for units already held if you are a licensed Electrician or through recognition of prior learning.
Eligibility for Award of Full Qualification
- The remaining core and elective units required for the qualification will be achieved via the granting of credit for the following units achieved in UEE42611 Certificate IV in Hazardous Areas – Electrical and/or UEE40411 Certificate IV in Electrical – Instrumentation, or equivalent.
|Core Units||3 remaining core units|
|UEENEEE038B||Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan|
|UEENEEE117A||Implement and monitor energy sector OHS policies and procedures|
|UEENEEE124A||Compile and produce an energy sector detailed report|
|Group A Electives||2 remaining Group A electives|
|UEENEED101A||Use computer applications relevant to a workplace|
|Group B Electives||1 or more of the following Group B electives|
|UEENEEI101A||Use instrumentation drawings, specifications, standards and equipment manuals|
|UEENEEI102A||Solve problems in pressure measurement components and systems|
|UEENEEI103A||Solve problems in density/level measurement components and systems|
|UEENEEM020A||Attend to breakdowns in hazardous areas — gas atmospheres|
|UEENEEM024A||Install explosion-protected equipment and wiring systems — gas atmospheres|
|UEENEEM080A||Report on the integrity of explosion-protected equipment in hazardous area|
- The unit UEENEEG105A (and its prerequisites listed in the following table) is required for award of the full qualification. These can be achieved via credit if you have an Unrestricted Electrician’s Licence and current industry experience.
‘Note: UEENEEG105A – Those holding an Unrestricted Electrician’s Licence or equivalent issued in an Australian State or Territory meet the requirements of this unit and its prerequisite requirements’ (UEE11 Training Package Release 1.5 December 2014).
|UEENEEG105A||Verify compliance and functionality of low voltage general electrical installations|
|UEENEEE101A||Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace|
|UEENEEE102A||Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components|
|UEENEEE104A||Solve problems in d.c circuits|
|UEENEEE105A||Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment|
|UEENEEE107A||Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications|
|UEENEEE137A||Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work|
|UEENEEG006A||Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage machines|
|UEENEEG033A||Solve problems in single and three phase electrical apparatus and circuits|
|UEENEEG063A||Arrange circuits, control and protection for general electrical installations|
|UEENEEG101A||Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits|
|UEENEEG102A||Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuit|
|UEENEEG103A||Install low voltage wiring and accessories|
|UEENEEG104A||Install appliances, switchgear and associated accessories for low voltage electrical installations|
|UEENEEG106A||Terminate cables, cords and accessories for low voltage circuits|
|UEENEEG107A||Select wiring systems and cables for low voltage general electrical installations|
|UEENEEG108A||Trouble-shoot and repair faults in low voltage electrical apparatus and circuits|
|UEENEEG109A||Develop and connect electrical control circuits|
When you provide copies of your qualifications and records of results (transcripts) for UEE42611 Certificate IV in Hazardous Areas – Electrical and/or UEE40411 Certificate IV in Electrical – Instrumentation, along with your Unrestricted Electrician’s Licence and evidence of industry currency you will be credited with these units and when you successfully complete the course you will be awarded the qualification UEE50411 Diploma of Electrical Engineering.
Eligibility for Award of Statement of Attainment
If having provided a copy of your Unrestricted Electrician’s Licence, you are unable to successfully complete the full course you will still be eligible for a Statement of Attainment listing the units of competency achieved. The Statement will indicate that these units form part of the qualification UEE50411 Diploma of Electrical Engineering.
If you do not hold an Unrestricted Electrician’s Licence and you meet the prerequisites of the individual units of competency, have current industry experience and successfully complete the course you will be awarded a Statement of Attainment listing the units of competency you have achieved. The Statement will indicate that these units form part of the qualification UEE50411 Diploma of Electrical Engineering.
If you do not hold an Unrestricted Electrician’s Licence there is the potential to achieve the full qualification by meeting the requirements of the remaining units needed for the licence. The remaining units are part of UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician which can be completed as an apprenticeship through various Australian RTOs including our partner Central Institute of Technology.
This post-trade and professional development instrumentation course, delivered by PMV, is a gap training course. Please note, the UEE11 Training Package specifies that those holding an Unrestricted Electrician’s Licence or equivalent issued in an Australian State or Territory meet the requirement of UEENEEG105A and its 17 prerequisite requirements.
Students holding a UEE42611 Certificate IV in Hazardous Areas – Electrical or UEE50211 Diploma of Electrical and Instrumentation will achieve additional credits for hazardous area or instrumentation electives selected that are common to those qualifications and UEE50411 Diploma of Electrical Engineering.
Electrical workers without electrical licences interested in the gap training course will have to meet prerequisites for individual units of competency and meet the relevant WHS/OHS legislative requirements as applicable within Australian States and Territories. Electrical engineers without licences are only eligible for Statements of Attainment.
Verification of an electrical licence and/or assessment of prerequisites will be completed at the time of enrolment. All required trade licences and enrolment documentation will need to be submitted at the time of enrolment
- All students are requested to bring a USB and their personal laptops for both weeks. Laptops are required to complete a variety of exercises in class and therefore, must have the functional programs: MS Word, MS Excel, and mobile Internet modem to secure Internet access. Students are expected to have working knowledge of these programs.
- Engineering software will be installed on participants’ laptops the first week of the course.
- Please refrain from using tablets and Apple Mac laptops as software is generally not compatible with these devices. Software provided during the course requires a Windows operating system to run.
Electronic copies of the student resources will be handed to students in week 1 of the training. Students are to develop progressively, a “Portfolio of Evidence” for their competencies. This will be submitted progressively to PMV assessors for review and sign off.